OCEANS ATE ALASKA announce debut LP release date and new song "Floorboards"

Tuesday 6th January, 2015

Fast-rising progressive metalcore outfit OCEANS ATE ALASKA are delighted to announce their debut LP Lost Isles, set for release on February 23 via Fearless Records and coinciding with the band's UK/European tour supporting Chelsea Grin and Veil Of Maya. The album is now available for pre-order in both digital and physical formats.

In celebration of the album news, the band are premiering the lyric video for new single Floorboards, an instant free track with every iTunes pre-order.

In their own words: "We are massively stoked about releasing the album! It's been along time since we have put a new release out, and we can assure you Lost Isles will blow you away. Also don't forget to check out our new track Floorboards! We will be playing this on our European tour with Chelsea Grin, Veil Of Maya and Black Tongue!"

The album is available via iTunes at the reduced price of £5.99, and the physical pre-order contains bundles of exclusive merchandise and signed items.

For more information:

Oceans Ate Alaska website
Oceans Ate Alaska Facebook
Oceans Ate Alaska Twitter

Fearless Records website
Fearless Records Facebook

Lost Isles tracklisting:

1. Fourthirtytwo (Intro)
2. Blood Brothers
3. High Horse
4. Vultures and Sharks
5. Downsides
6. Floorboards
7. Linger
8. Equinox (Interlude)
9. Part of Something
10. Over the Edge
11. Entity
12. Lost Isles
13. Mirage

Dates for the tour are as follows:

05.02.15 Germany Nürnberg @ Hirsch
06.02.15 Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik
07.02.15 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
08.02.15 Poland Warsaw @ Proxima
09.02.15 Germany Berlin @ Magnet
10.02.15 Germany Hamburg @ Logo
11.02.15 Holland Nijmegen @ Doornroosje
12.02.15 France Paris @ Nouveau Casino
13.02.15 UK Brighton @ Audio
14.02.15 UK Manchester @ Club Academy
15.02.15 UK Glasgow @ Classic Grand
16.02.15 UK Birmingham @ o2 Academy 2
17.02.15 UK Cardiff @ CF10
18.02.15 UK London @ Underworld
19.02.15 Belgium Aarschot @ De Klinker
20.02.15 Luxemburg Esch/Alzette @ Kulturfabrik
21.02.15 Switzerland Geneve @ L'Usine
22.02.15 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
23.02.15 Germany München @ Backstage
24.02.15 Italy Brescia @ Circolo Colony
25.02.15 Austria Wien @ Arena
26.02.15 Hungary Budapest @ Dürer Kert
27.02.15 Germany Karlsruhe @ Substage

Progressive groove metallers SHATTERED SKIES announce UK tour + release live in-studio video

Friday 19th December, 2014

Progressive groove metallers SHATTERED SKIES are proud to announce their debut album release tour in February 2015 via City Music Agency. The band will be taking in a range of venues across England, including a free show in London, playing in support of their debut LP The World We Used to Know, out January 12th 2015. To celebrate the news, the band today released their live in-studio video for As The Sea Divides, which you can watch below.

Catch the band at one of the following dates:

02/02 - King's Lynn, The Wenns (free show)
03/02 - Oxford, The Wheatsheaf
04/02 - Bristol, The Gryphon
05/02 - Basingstoke, Sanctuary
06/02 - London, The Unicorn (free show)
07/02 - Southend-on-Sea, Chinnery's
08/02 - Brighton, Sticky Mike's

Following on from the underground success of their stunning debut EP Reanimation, Shattered Skies are back and ready to step out of their comfort zone. Clean yet power-driven vocals, intricately crafted guitar and scintillating basswork, combine to serve up a true testament to modern progressive metal, delivering on their potential without pretention.

Pre-order the album from Big Cartel.

UK TECH-FEST returns in 2015 announcing DECAPITATED, THE CONTORTIONIST, HAKEN plus 14 more bands

Tuesday 16th December, 2014

UK TECH-FEST returns in 2015 for its fourth year and kicks things off with a huge band announcement, promising to once again deliver the most forward thinking metal line up the UK has seen.

Technical death metal legends Decapitated (UK Exclusive) will be one of the headliners who are joined by prog-metallers The Contortionist (UK Exclusive) and rising prog stars Haken, plus the following 14 boundary pushing acts:

Slice The Cake
(Worldwide Exclusive Debut)
Plini (Europe Exclusive Debut)
Sithu Aye (Worldwide Exclusive Debut)
(UK Exclusive Debut)
The Room Colored Charlatan
The Dali Thundering Concept
The Parallel
She Was The Universe

Many more bands, after-parties and workshops still to be announced, so stay tuned for more updates soon!

UK Tech-Fest organiser Simon Garrod comments:

"Tech-Fest 2015 is looking to be our biggest event yet! We are excited to working with all the great sponsors from last year and going back to the Newark Showground for our 4th edition of Tech-Fest."

Tech Fest is very excited to once again working with Metal Hammer, Zilla, Double Slit Guitars, Ibanez, North Custom Drums,, Raw Audio Solutions and Ohmz Sound Services.

Tickets are £59.95 plus £20 camping.



Saturday 13th December, 2014

IMPERICON Festival is very excited to announce SUICIDE SILENCE (UK Exclusive), STICK TO YOUR GUNS and BLACK TONGUE joining its Manchester UK leg.

Having easily sold-out the 1500 cap Ritz in its first year, Impericon Festival 2015 will be at the 2500 cap Manchester Academy. With even more killer bands to be announced and a £5 cheaper ticket price (early bird is just £22), Impericon Festival promises to be the UK's fastest growing metal and hardcore festival.

Purchase tickets via the festival website.

Suicide Silence are without a doubt the undisputed kings of deathcore, and with their triumphant return this year, their 2015 exclusive performance will be one of festival's highlights. Stick To Your Guns, who have performed at previous European legs of the festival, will bring their infectious hardcore energy to Impericon UK and Black Tongue will inject their down-tempo filth to the bill.

The new additions join The Ghost Inside, Whitechapel, Adept and Deez Nuts.

For more information:

Impericon Festival website

Stay tuned for many more band announcements and exciting updates!

Leicester hardcore brutes SURRENDER THE COAST announce new EP; premiere new video

Friday 12th December, 2014

Up-and-coming Leicester hardcore brutes SURRENDER THE COAST are proud to announce their new EP Lost Souls, due for release on Sunday February 22nd; their first release via Redfield Digital. To celebrate the news, the band released their smashing brand-new title track video exclusively via Kerrang

Pre-order Lost Souls via iTunes and Amazon.

Treading the unrefined lines between metal, punk, and hardcore, Surrender The Coast serve up a savage helping of riffs, throat-ripping double vocals and a no-fucks-given attitude.

Following the success that led the band to Download 2013 as well as playing alongside Feed The Rhino, Surrender The Coast race through the unrelenting Lost Souls. Simple principles, well done – this is back to basics heavy music, where strong songwriting and kickass guitarwork combine to create a monstrous beast of a mini-album.

The soundtrack to your anger, Lost Souls does as the name suggests. From the vicious eponymous opening track, to the unsettling, creeping aggression of Thrones, this is an album full of bilious rage, and not without justification – like all great heavy albums, this is a release with a message, of self-reliance, individuality, and non-conformance.

Keep your ears and eyes out for STC playing near you early next year.

For more information:

Surrender The Coast Facebook
Surrender The Coast Twitter
Surrender The Coast website

Lost Souls tracklisting:

1. Aurora Skies
2. Lost Souls
3. Thrones
4. Dreamcatcher
5. Blissful Ignorance
6. Southpaw
7. Wings
8. Archetype
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